Miss Philippines did not make it to the top 3, so let’s just look back at the crazy 1 million peso headdress she wore during the Miss Universe pageant on Thursday.
Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina may not have entered the top 3, but she definitely shone at the pageant's preliminary rounds on Thursday, January 26, and impressed fans with her glimmering national costume.
On Instagram the following day, Maxine posted a photo of herself at the presentation, saying: "I felt like a royalty when I walked in my national costume last night. The inspiration behind this creation include the colorful Muslim vinta, the corals, and the South Sea pearls of Mindanao."
I felt like a royalty when I walked in my national costume last night. ? The inspiration behind this creation include the colorful Muslim vinta, the corals, and the South Sea pearls of Mindanao. The centerpiece of the costume is the P1.0MM headress adorned with pearls from @jewelmer It is also created by @rhetteala Thank you for all your support last night. You all have molded me into becoming the best version of myself. #pilipinas #parasabayan #4M4MU
Maxine's costume was designed by Rhett Eala, who revealed that the headdress and earrings cost more than P1 million, because of its South Sea pearls from Jewelmer.
The Miss Universe National Costume Presentation, which is filmed after the swimsuit and evening gown competitions, has no bearing on the candidate's' scores in the pageant.
Ultimately the best National Costume was awarded to Miss Myanmar 2016 – Htet Htet Htun, 24, who stole the show with her incredible outfit that perfectly paid honor to her home country. It included a jungle of leaves atop her head that helped create “Burmese puppetry.”
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